Thursday, May 13, 2010

U.S. split over Ariz. immigration law

Image: U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva

I’m simply amazed that 12 other states are considering enacting the same draconian law that Arizona has.

Protests draw attention, but crackdown has sizable support

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) denounces Arizona's tough new immigration law on April 24, 2010 in Tuscon, Arizona.

Grijalva, who shut his Tuscon office the day before because of death threats, called for an economic boycott of Arizona because of the new law, which he called racist.

At the same time, polls show significant support for laws like it, and lawmakers have introduced similar measures, or have announced plans to do so, in at least 12 other states.

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